IONIA, MI (August 20, 2016) – Mad Max Stambaugh won the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.
Stambaugh charged to the lead from his outside front row starting position over pole starter Brian Smith and never looked back as he set a torrid pace on the superbly prepared track. Brad Lamberson, in the Melling Performance Parts, Smith Motorsport #71H, charged past Smith to take over 2nd and had plenty of speed, but Stambaugh had built up a straightaway lead. The race ran caution free until disaster struck on lap 22 when Lamberson, John Gall, and Doug Zimmerman all flipped violently at the entry of turn three. All three cars were destroyed, but after the track safety crew meticulously evaluated the drivers, all were cleared. Back under green, the 25 lapper was quickly completed.
Mark Aldrich suffered a cut right rear tire while lining up for the feature and had to go to the work area and change the tire. As a result, he had to start last in the feature and charged to a 4th place finish.
MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Feature
|1||5M||Max Stambaugh||Rod End Supply|
|2||2+||Brian Smith||Rod End Supply|
|3||27||Steve Irwin||Ti22 Draw Winner||Rod End Supply|
|4||1a||Mark Aldrich||KSE Hard Charger (+15)||Racing Optics|
|5||46||Robert Huisken||ATL Racing Fuel Cells|
|6||20A||Andy Chehowski||King Racing Products|
|14||19Z||Doug Zimmerman||DMI Draw Winner|
|18||10s||Jay Steinebach||Engine Pro Lucky Dog|
Top Five Qualifiers.
1. Doug Zimmerman (19Z) – 14.320
2. Brad Lamberson (71H) – 14.445
3. Max Stambaugh (5M) – 14.494
4. Brian Smith (2+) – 14.850
5. Andy Chehowski (20A) – 14.933.
Engler Machine & Tool Heat winner – Max Stambaugh
5M, 2+, 1a, 19Z, 3, 35, 10s
Lane Automotive Heat winner – Brad Lamberson
71H, 19, 20A, 81, 44J, 91L
COMP Cams Heat winner – Steve Irwin
0, 7K, 46,18, 8. 1 (DNS)
Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Brian Smith, Robert Bulloch
BR Motorsports Contingency – Mark Aldrich
COMP Cams Contingency – Brett Mann
Allstar Performance Contingency – Andy Chehowski
Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Robert Huisken
For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/home/index.xhtml?l=EN. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.
Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.